Angry mob torch to death suspected thief in Mulanje

An angry mob in Mulanje district on Thursday night burnt to death a 24-year-old man, Tenson Master for alleged theft.

Victim of mob justice in Mulanje

Victim of mob justice in Mulanje

The incident happened in Soza village in the district, police have confirmed.

Mulanje police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira told Nyasa Times, the victim was torched to death after being caught stealing from one of the houses in Soza village.

On Thursday night the deceased broke into a certain house and stole a cellphone and a blanket,” said Ngwira. ”He was however caught by community members”.

Ngwira said while on the way to Muloza police station, irate people set the accused on fire and watched him writhing to death.

Law-enforcers visited the scene of the incident on Friday morning where they found the body of the victim.

”His relatives ordered the body to be buried immediately”.

Master hailed from Soza village, T/A Njema in the district.

Meanwhile, police have warned the general public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, as that is an offence.

”It is only police who are responsible for investigating and prosecuting those suspected to have broken any law,” added Ngwira.

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40 thoughts on “Angry mob torch to death suspected thief in Mulanje”

  1. Mrs Malawi says:

    Osamaotcha lone thief. Ofunika kuitchedwa ndi aja amabwera chigulu aja. Those ones din’t fear anybody and they kill guards and sometimes home owners. Samaopa kuthyola zitseko nkugwilira ana ndi mahi awo. Oba yekha ndiwamantha ndipo safuna anthu anve pomwe chigulu chimafuna mudzuke kumene kuti chikuzunzeni bwino. I wait for the day mbava 5 or 6 zobwera pachigulu cha 14 zitagwidwa nkuotchedwa mwina umbanda otereu ungachepe. They know no one can dare come out of their house to assist neighbours when attacked by 17 panga wielding thugs

  2. Misheck sibande kaitano says:

    KOMA OKUBA BLANKET AKUOTCHEDWA.WA CASH GATE 3THREE YEARS.MABILLION BILLION ADZIKO ANASOWA MAKHWALA NZIPATALA KULIBE,KWACHA IKUNGOGWA BOLA NDALAMA YAKU SYRIA.KOMA AMALAWI KUKHALA BUSY NDI NDIMUNTHU OBA BLANKET? KUSIYA WA CASHGATE?SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!

  3. Vitumbiko Ng'ambi says:

    Nchifukwa Stimalemera, Nzanu Abeko , Inu Mukupha, Iye Sanalakwise Chifukwa Ndi Thukuta Palokha Kuyenda Night

  4. jet lee says:

    Apolice mukumabanso chifukwa anthu akutaya chikhulupiriro mwa inu

  5. Genghis Khan says:

    We’re all a bunch of hypocrites, we’re the same as that criminal who was murdered. Who gives us the right to kill and then claim to be religious, why do we even bother to go to church? Police do not even investigate these so called mob justice, why? Yes it is wrong to steal, I have been robbed a couple of times myself but I can never wish death on anybody, not because I’m holy, but because it is immoral and unlawful.

  6. Zoona zake says:

    Wakubayo asabenso koma agwire ntchito molimbika ndi manja ake nagawane mphatso za kugwira ntchito kwake ndi iwo ali wosowa. Ephesians 4:28

  7. Mjonanje says:

    Wotchani wotchani kugula katundu ndalama zathukuta lako nkowawa, ndiye wina kungodzatenga basi, wotchani wotchani ndatero ine konstable. Akanganya amenewa azolowela

  8. here we go again says:

    No arrests made by the police? The article is incomplete

  9. Kunta says:

    Too bad

  10. Safari Wakumudzi says:

    that’s what happens when people aren’t satisfied with how authorities discharge their duties

  11. Zanga Zaine says:

    Ndi zimene alomwe amaziwa

  12. Zoona zake says:

    Occupational risk. Caught in the act. Hunter hunted! What else can happen in a country with a corrupt and inefficient judicial system? May I take this opportunity to request the legal fraternity to revisit the definition of suspect. I don’t think one caught in the act is better described as suspect.

  13. Tchimo limapha kuthupi kapena ku uzimu

  14. Toga says:

    anchita bwino ameneyo…..Mr Ngwira ndakufira…uli Ku MJ eti.. big up

  15. Hamza Wotch says:

    Wakuba kungomulanga osati mpaka kupha!kale wakuba ankapakidwa matope basi,dziko likupita kuti ili?

  16. newton chione says:

    HE DERSEVED IT

  17. psatapsata says:

    guys ngati chamba chikukulamulani muzingolowa jele basi.ine ndimadana nazo kumachita makhalidwe a china lutepo.mukalowe musakabweleso guys,iwsh u all the best.muwuse muntendele,tikawonana kumwamba basi.dziko lapasi tasiyana,god see u.

  18. Akulisinga says:

    Yenda bwino nfana. wafera hallow mwana opusa

  19. Tonde says:

    Good move people of mulanje. There is no justice in Malawi. Our judiciary is full of shit!!!!!

  20. ankhoma says:

    stupid.big up guys lwill hire you to do the same here at mountain view so nyonga watchout.

  21. Nkhulipanena says:

    Alomwe alomweeeee! Mophiyaaaaa! ndipepelera utsi mpaka athe onse!

  22. kangandiwamba says:

    Mob justice is escalating due to minimal and unreasonable fines or sentences given to this suspected thief once found guilty in court of law.Government must intervene with strong measures against this barbalic and inhuman tendency that has kept mute our sovern court and are at the verge of being paralyzed by its own Malawian citizens,resulting to cause ineffective.solution here is to call for the general public by sanctioning strong warning to any perpetrator found doing this evil act that wil face the law, this measures might be there already but actions never emerges.

  23. Mswayo says:

    Too bad

  24. Lyolyolyolyo says:

    Munavotela APM kamphanani nokhanokha. Pa ntundu panu.

  25. chatonda says:

    Alomwe bwanji? mumafuna kudya ngati nkhumba kapena? You are the worst group in Malawi. So this is what Bon Kalindo is doing here in Malawi to his fellow Lomwes? God will punish you guys for sure.

  26. katelina says:

    komatu mulungu anakati aziotcha onse ochimwa bwenzi tonse atatiotcha, let us learn from the heart of Jesus, let us forgive each other abale

  27. mankhaulee mlaamu baabaa says:

    a police akufika mamawa on the scene, zinthu zochitika usiku, nde mob justice ingathe pamenepo?

  28. Funzo says:

    Dziko loopsya

  29. DZIKANYANGA says:

    Sipadalakwike kose kutentha mkulu ameneyu.

  30. bwanankubwa says:

    The results of porosity of our police is non other than mob justice.

  31. orila says:

    Mwana wamulungu wabadwa ndicholinga chotipulumusa inu ndipomwe mukuotchana

  32. odala says:

    More fire akuba aotchedwe basi

  33. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Pitala awotchedwenaye chifukwa ndi mbavayayikulu mukuwotcha wakuba fone ndi blanket pitala anaba 577billion.just imagine

  34. boba fett says:

    merry christmas tenson, and a happy new year…oh wait, just merry christmas then

  35. Mjonanje says:

    Muzionetsa owotchedwawo kuti mbamvazi zizioneratu kuti kungogwidwa, kiyama basi

  36. Reality check says:

    That is the main problem, everyone is deemwd suspected even if they are caught red handed. The right punishment is given

  37. gule says:

    Amuchita bwino. Mulanje wozaa….

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